Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices

On Thursday, Sept. 9 the Washington Architectural Review Board (ARB) will meet at 7:30 p.m., in the Town Hall on Gay Street. Highlights from the agenda include: County of Rappahannock, by John McCarthy, replace previously […]

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Adult Education

Belle Meade offers ‘compassionate communication’ session

The Rappahannock community is invited to attend an introduction to compassionate communication at Belle Meade School in Sperryville on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Lorinda Bosch and Terri Zweig will lead the session, which offers participants a chance to develop communication skills based on conscious recognition of needs and values. The workshop is in conjunction with a four-month instructional program called Cultivating Compassion, in which all Belle Meade School students and staff are participating. Before the school year began, Bosch and Zweig led Belle Meade staff in an eight-hour in-service training in the approach. […]

School/Education News

Panthers see ‘positives’ in 46-6 loss

Upcoming games
for RCHS teams

Saturday, Sept. 4
6 p.m., varsity football at Hancock High School

Tuesday, Sept. 7
6 p.m., JV volleyball at Culpeper County High School
7:15 p.m., varsity volleyball at Culpeper County High School

Thursday, Sept. 9
4:30 p.m., Middle School volleyball hosts Mountain View Christian Academy

Friday, Sept. 10
7 p.m. varsity football home opener against St. John’s Front Royal […]

Art

‘Grace of Light’ illuminates

Middle Street Gallery artist Patricia Brennan will exhibit new hand-painted stained glass at the gallery from Friday (Sept. 3) through Sept. 26. Her works depicting botanical themes will be fitted onto light boxes, providing the sole source of light in a darkened room.

The exhibition is called “By the Grace of Light” to celebrate this unique form of illumination. “I’ve always wanted to create an environment that felt like you were surrounded by only color and light,” Brennan says. “And stained glass has such an uplifting effect, this show is meant to make you smile.” […]

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RAAC lecture features economist Choate

Just how the United States can restore long-term, non-inflationary economic growth will be the subject of the First Friday at the Library program on Sept. 10.

Pat Choate, an economist, author and Rappahannock resident will speak on the subject for the series sponsored by the Rappahannock Association for Arts and the Community (RAAC) . […]

History

Out of the attic

Hezekiah Ricketts built the Ricketts Hotel in Flint Hill in 1869 and it served travelers as well as locals, who used it as a rooming house. Two doctors had their medical practices here. At some […]

Environment/Conservation

SCBI’s free lecture series is on at Front Royal

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal has announced its fall series of free Wednesday evening lectures, which runs from Oct. 6 through Nov. 3.

Lectures are held in the training center at SCBI, 1500 Remount Road, just south of Front Royal off U.S. 522. Seating is limited.
For more information, contact the SCBI education office at 540-635-6540. […]

School/Education News

Wakefield students learn language, culture firsthand

First, fly to Buenos Aires. Then travel to the Argentinean city of Salta. Then head to the small town of Tartagal near the Bolivian border. Then board off-road vehicles for a 15-mile trip into the jungle.

That was the itinerary in early June for Gustavo Tisera, a Wakefield Country Day School Spanish teacher and soccer coach, and his wife, Viviana, and their daughter, Mari, as they led a group of students and parents from Wakefield. […]

Home and Land Transfers

Home and land transfers:

These Rappahannock County home and land transfers were recorded in the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office between Aug. 20 and Aug. 26 : Hawthorne McCormick 102 LLC to Brian Murphy, $140,000, deed bargain sale, […]